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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 10, 2011 7:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

I hardly have any RTs, actually, but I do have that one. Really gorgeous. Hmmmm, now I have to do comparisons! (Or intend to, and then actually just get sucked into listening uncritically :-) )

Great list, guys -- thanks! Wonder why they stopped doing the whole suite? Would I be right to think they did it until the hiatus and then just never brought it back? I'm thinking that other tunes just fulfilled the "suite need" at that point, and maybe the prelude/part I were too constraining ... really like them, though.

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Poster: grateful phishmon Date: Apr 10, 2011 7:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

I'm guessing that in returning from hiatus, they had to decide what they were going to bring back along with the new material, and stuff like WRS part 1 and the outro jam from Eyes didn't make the cut. Perhaps they felt they'd been played to death in 73-74. What disappoints me more than dropping WRS part 1 was dropping some of the more adventurous material, such as Blues for Allah and Stronger Than Dirt, without even giving it a chance to develop, not to mention not playing Unbroken Chain until Jerry was too decrepit to handle it.

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Poster: CHARLIEPHOGG Date: Apr 10, 2011 8:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

yes the 6/18 is surely a great version. Have a tape of the Selland show for years. But the 6/28 Boston Garden show is special. Good WRS OF course, but the jam that it leads into is what it's all about! Mlb, Dark Star tease,space. Always loved that WRS. Such a treat to listen to.